March 21, 2014

Creative Magnets

Filed under: General — Betty @ 11:20 am

Tween Twist Thursday’s at East Library is the place to be! Tweens created cool magnets with different patterns this past Thursday. It was fun picking patterns for the cool magnets and laughing with friends.

If you are in grades 3rd-5th, like to have fun and laugh, then you should attend the next program! The next Tween Twist Thursday is April 3, 2014 from 6:30 p.m.- 8p.m. Join us as we create plushy MONSTERS!!!!

March 7, 2014

Shrinky Dink Time

Filed under: General — Betty @ 12:03 pm

Making and watching Shrinky Dinks. So cool!!!! Every other Thursday evening is Tween Thursday at the East Library, 6:30-8pm!! No registration necessary.

February 10, 2014

Tween Twist Valentines @ East Library

Filed under: General — Betty @ 2:00 pm


Check out our tween Valentines created at our drop-in Tween Twist program last Thursday. Be a part of the fun every other Thursday at East.

Upcoming program dates are:
Feb., 20; March 6 & 20
6:30pm -8pm

Way Cool Crafts for February!

Filed under: General — Betty @ 11:52 am

    Celery Prints

  • Bunch of Celery
  • Washable paints – tempera, acrylic, poster, etc. in various colors
  • Paper plates for paint
  • White paper (or light colors if desired) Stiffer paper works best such as cardstock, watercolor paper, construction paper, etc.
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  • Separate several stalks of celery. You can dip a single stalk into paint as in the photo or you can bunch them together to form a rose or other shapes.
  • Dip celery stalk(s) into paint and stamp on paper. You can use celery stalks with leaves to dip in paint for the stems on flowers. You can also dip your finger into paint and paint a stem and leaf.
  • Experiment with different combinations of celery. You can rubber band them together to hold them while you stamp them on the paper.
  • Use your imagination and create all kinds of fun pictures.
    Super Pops


  • Tootsie Pops – various flavors
  • Various paper scraps for the capes and masks
  • Hole punch or scissor points (with adult help only)
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  • Cape: Cut a triangular shape that looks like a superhero cape.
  • Punch hole at top to slide the tootsie pop stick through.
  • Decorate cape any way you want . If for Valentine’s Day you can write , “You are SUPER valentine!!”
  • Mask: Cut a strip of paper about ½” wide and about 2-3 “ long. Cut in a bit for the straps of the mask and then round up to make half circles for the two eyes and then then back down for other side of the strap. Repeat for bottom side of the mask.

January 28, 2014

Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest for Kids

Filed under: General — Jeremiah @ 10:15 am

boy-with-fishPikes Peak Library District presents the Jean Ciavonne Poetry Contest for Children. This year’s theme is Follow Your Nose: On the Scent of Poetry.

Take some time to re-experience a smell that you remember. Really feel it and think about ways to describe it.

Spend some imaginative time daydreaming about what that smell might look like if one could see it, or what it might feel like if one could touch it.

Carefully consider your word choices. Don’t stop at the first word that rhymes, but continue to seek out just the right word. Judges will be on the lookout for creative word choice this year – the “juicier” the better!

This contest is open to all fourth and fifth graders in the Pikes Peak region. For contest rules and submission details, click here.

January 17, 2014

FOCUS on Tweens

Filed under: General — Betty @ 11:52 am

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We will be offering more programs for tweens (9-12) in 2014! The Tween LEGO party on January 4 to celebrate the LEGO movie coming out in Feb. 2014 was a blast! Plus, every other Thursday night here at EA Children’s has been declared Tween Thursdays! A fun activity will be available for tweens in our new tween corner here at EA Childrens– next one will be Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30, board game night!

December 19, 2013

LEGO Tweens

Filed under: General — Betty @ 11:46 am

164475599 We will be offering more programs for tweens (9-12) in 2014! One upcoming program at the East Library will be a LEGO party on January 4 at 2:00 to celebrate the LEGO movie coming out in Feb. 2014. This program will be held back in the EA Children’s area (but not all tween programs will be held in children’s). What will you be doing at the party? LEGO stuff, of course!

November 4, 2013

Way Cool Craft: Table Turkeys

Filed under: General — Betty @ 1:08 pm



  • toilet paper tube cut to 1 1/2″ high
  • brightly colored dinner napkin
  • 2 – 1/4″ googly eyes
  • 1 small cork , about 1″ long
  • red curling ribbon, about 2″ long

  • Toilet paper tube may be colored brown with marker, paint, etc. or it can be used as is.
  • Glue googly eyes on tube about 1/2″ from top of tube. Glue cork nose on tube under the googly eyes.
  • Take red curling ribbon and lightly curl with safety scissors. Glue ribbon across top of cork nose. This is the turkey’s wattle.
  • Spread dinner napkin out to full length. Fold napkin in half and then fan fold napkin starting with the folded edge. Once napkin is fan folded, fold in half again.
  • These fun turkeys can be placed at each person’s place setting to give your family’s table extra flair for Thanksgiving.

October 15, 2013

Like scary?

Filed under: Programs — Betty @ 7:59 pm

med_Scary_PumpkinLike scary? Come to a Stories in the Dark program this month. In a dimly lit room spooky stories will send chills and shivers up your spine. This fright night is suggested for kids ages 8 and up!
Scary schedule:
Weds., Oct. 23, 7-7:45 pm at Manitou Springs Library
Fri., Oct. 25, 7-7:45 pm at Palmer Lake Library
Mon., Oct. 28, 7-7:45 pm at Rockrimmon Library
Weds., Oct. 30, 6-6:45 pm at Briargate Library
Thur., Oct. 31, 6-6:45 pm at Old Colorado City Library

October 6, 2013

Monster Mash Day!

Filed under: General — Betty @ 1:03 pm

East Library had a Monster Mash Day last Sat., Oct. 12! Here are some fun pictures from the day, including fabulous Picasso Monsters, our art project in the afternoon. These are also on display in the East Children’s Dept. until Nov. 1. Come pick up your monsters at East Library’s Children’s Dept. in Nov.

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